2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup

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February 10, 2016 7:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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SH 26 43
MB 18 42

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Hotshots battle Bolts

February 10, 2016

The Star Hotshots and Meralco Bolts slug it out in the nightcap at 7 p.m.

Former Best Import winner Denzel Bowles makes yet another appearance for the Hotshots, whom he helped win this tournament under Grand Slam winner Tim Cone.

Under new coach Jason Webb, Star struggled in the Philippine Cup and got booted out by crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra in the quarterfinal round.

Meralco will be led by Arinze Onuaku, who planed in as a replacement for original pick Malcolm Thomas, who sustained an injury to his right knee during the team’s preparation for the tournament....

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SCOUTING THE 2016 COMMISSIONER’S CUP IMPORTS | The newcomers: Blackwater, GlobalPort, Mahindra, Meralco, Phoenix, San Miguel

February 10, 2016

After just a week-long break, the PBA returns to action when the import-laden Commissioner’s Cup tips off on Wednesday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

For the second part of this scouting report, here’s a look at the fresh faces who will reinforce teams in the league’s second conference. (READ PART ONE HERE: The ‘Balik-Imports’)

MJ Rhett – Blackwater ...

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Usual suspects tipped to dominate PBA Commissioner’s Cup

February 08, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – The old league mighty powers and rulers are still the ones favored to figure prominently in the race to the top in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup that unfolds Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Talk n Text is determined to defend the crown, San Miguel Beer is raring to stretch its title run to three conferences while Alaska Milk, Rain or Shine, Barangay Ginebra and Star are teams likely to play their roles as perennial contenders.

Globalport will also be on the spotlight with Terrence Romeo, Stanley Pringle and their teammates out to prove that their fourth-place in the Philippine Cup is for real....

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Meralco taps Onuaku for injured Thomas

February 08, 2016

 Arinze OnuakuThe Meralco Bolts have tapped the services of Arinze Onuaku for the upcoming PBA Commissioner’s Cup to replace the injured Malcolm Thomas.

Meralco Coach Norman Black said Thomas sustained a knee injury during practice and missed the Bolts’ 112-101 victory over the Globalport Batang Pier during a tune-up game last Saturday, prompting the team to sign Onuaku.

Onuaku is expected to arrive today in time for the Bolts’ Commissioner’s Cup opener against the Star Hotshots on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The former Syracuse Orangeman is coming off a stint in a pro league in Israel, averaging almost four points and five rebounds as a backup center....

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Familiar names lead stellar cast of Commissioner’s Cup imports

February 08, 2016

Balik-imports and last year's finals protagonists Wayne Chism of Rain or Shine and Ivan Johnson of Talk 'N Text. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOReigning Best Import Wayne Chism and fierce rival Ivan Johnson banner the stellar cast of reinforcements set to make waves when the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup tips off on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Chism will be hoping that the third time’s a charm as he hopes to finally bring a championship to Rain or Shine in his third tour of duty for the Elasto Painters.

But standing in his way will be 11 other imports led by Ivan Johnson, Denzel Bowles and Rob Dozier, who are also making their anticipated PBA return....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup 0 0 0.000
2015-2016 Philippine Cup 1 10 0.091 12th
2014-2015 Governors' Cup 6 7 0.462 7th
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 8 8 0.500 4th
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 7 6 0.538 6th
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 3 6 0.333 9th
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 6 6 0.500 7th
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 5 10 0.333 9th
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 7 7 0.500 3rd
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 8 9 0.471 7th